ROOT VEGETABLE GRATINÉE

ROOT VEGETABLE GRATINÉE

 

This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of root veggies
at your local market.
And why not put them all in a casserole or as we do,
in the stove-top Omnia oven,
season,
add some milk and cheese
for a comforting tasty side dish…
…for this I used potatoes, turnip, parsnip, carrot and garlic.
…seasoned with fresh rosemary, thyme,
sea salt, pepper and a touch of freshly ground nutmeg

 

…which fit perfectly into the Omnia cook pan…

 

…pour the milk or cream over all and cook for 30-40 minutes…

ROOT VEGETABLE GRATINÉE

about 4 servings

1-1/2 pound potatoes (about 4 cups thinly sliced)

1 parsnip, thinly sliced

1 carrot, thinly sliced

1 small turnip, peeled and thinly sliced

1 small onion, sliced

1 large clove garlic, smashed

12 oz milk or cream

1 cup aged cheddar, divided

1 cup Gruyere, divided

1-2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Sea salt and ground pepper

1/4 – 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Heat milk or cream with smashed garlic and nutmeg

until steamy and bubbles start to form around the edges.

Butter the casserole or Omnia pan.

Start layering your veggies.

As I had more potatoes than the others I started with 1/3 of them,

adding half each of the rest,

giving a good sprinkling of salt and pepper with herbs over each addition.

Now add 1/3 cup of the cheeses evening over this last layer.

Repeat with another 1/3 potatoes,

other veggies,

seasoning and 1/3 cheese.

Top with rest of potatoes and the rest of the cheese.

Pour the garlic infused milk over all

and shimmy the pan a bit to allow it to reach all the veggies.

Bake in a conventional oven 40 – 50 minutes at 400 °

or stove top 30 – 40 minutes medium low heat.

Let rest for 5 minutes

This should give you just enough time to fry up some fresh fish.

(sadly this is the last of our trout)

…it’s not the prettiest presentation because the top doesn’t brown
as it does in a conventional over but was it ever good!…
…my guilty secret?…
I eat the leftovers right out of the refrigerator…
…cold…
…shhh!

inspired by food 52

 

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